The book was released at a function held at Annamayya Kalavedika on the premises of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Devastanam at Brindavan Gardens here.

A compilation of biographical snippets of the life of father of Harikatha (a distinct folk art form) in Andhra Pradesh, Sri Adibhatla Narayana Dasu –“Na Eruka,’’-, penned by Telugu Lecturer M. Ravikrishna was unveiled here on Friday.

The book was released at a function held at Annamayya Kalavedika on the premises of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Devastanam at Brindavan Gardens here. Unveiling the book, noted literary critics U.A Narasimha Murthy and Papineni Sivasankar hailed the contribution of Narayana Dasu to the propagation of Harikatha, a popular folk art and a form of entertainment.

The cover of the book has a wonderful artistic expression of Narayana Dasu painted by Rayana Giridhar Gowd.

Noted industrialist Bommidala Srikrishna Murthy, secretary of temple committee Gummadi Radhakrishna Murthy who spoke on the occasion lamented that the traditional art forms have lost popularity.

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